Message from Our Director

SDeloriaCroppedScaledWelcome to the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) website, where you will find new and exciting things including filling out an on-line scholarship application, networking, signing up for our email blasts and ordering or downloading our latest version of “The American Indian Graduate” magazine.

AIGC offers scholarships and resources to students—that’s been our forte for nearly 45 years. AIGC serves both undergraduates and graduates pursuing any field of study. Additionally, AIGC Scholars administers the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program – a generous and prestigious scholarship.

Since 1969, over 16,600 scholarships totaling over $52 million have been awarded to Native American and Alaska Native students for their post-secondary education.

At AIGC we are constantly reflecting on the collective accomplishments of the donors, stakeholders, students and mentors who make the American Indian Graduate Center possible; it is equally important to look at the road ahead of us – as Native Americans and advocates of educational advancement – and understand the unique challenges facing our students today from financing tuition to transitioning to college and then successfully entering the workforce.

Going forward, as we support our students to their commencement walk, our goal is to continue building relationships with companies that are proven advocates for higher education – creating additional scholarships and opportunities for educational support to our constituents. Together, we will demonstrate a strong commitment to higher education and American Indian leadership development through continued scholarship awards and mentoring opportunities.

Sam Deloria, Director (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe)
American Indian Graduate Center